Ramadan Yasser

Ramadan Yasser Abdel Ghaffar (Arabic: ياسر رمضان عبد الغفار; born July 19, 1980 in Gharbîya el-Saqriya, Al-Wadi Al-Jadid) is a boxer from Egypt.

Ramadan Yasser
Ramadan Yasser (in red) v. Ramazan Magomedov (BLR)
Personal information
Full nameRamadan Yasser Abdel Ghaffar
Nationality Egypt
Born (1980-07-19) July 19, 1980
Gharbîya el-Saqriya, Al-Wadi Al-Jadid
Height1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Weight75 kg (165 lb)
Weight classLight Heavyweight


Yasser won the gold medal in the men's middleweight division at the 1999 All-Africa Games and went to the Olympics 2000 where he lost his first match 7:8 to Korea's Im Jung-Bin. In 2003, he repeated his win at the All-Africa Games in Abuja, Nigeria.

Yasser also participated at the 2004 Summer Olympics for his native North African country. There, he was beaten in the quarterfinals of the middleweight ( 75 kg) division by Kazakhstan's world champion and eventual runner-up Gennady Golovkin.

In 2007, he won the All Africa Games as a light heavyweight. Yasser reached the quarterfinals of the 2007 AIBA World Boxing Championships in Chicago, fighting in the Light Heavyweight (81 kg) division. After having a bye in the first round, Yasser then defeated Jack Badou of Sweden (PTS 18:9) in the Preliminaries, and PanAm champion Eleider Alvarez of Colombia (KO R4 1:10) in the Round of 16, both of whom also had a bye in the first round before losing to Daugirdas Semiotas on points 9:18.

At the 2008 Summer Olympics he was upset by Abdelhafid Benchabla: 6:13.


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